Leslie Kerner on Skills You Build Working in Management Consulting

In Chapter 18 of 21 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, education software company executive Leslie Kerner answers "What Core Skills Did You Learn Working in Management Consulting That You Still Use Now?" Kerner learns communication skills that help her navigate uncomfortable situations working with client managers. As a Deloitte management consultant, Kerner builds conversation skills to address sensitive client topics in non-threatening ways that do not compromise project productivity.

Leslie Kerner is Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Professional Services group at Amplify, a software and services company innovating K-12 education. She is responsible for building and managing training, professional development and consulting services for schools. Previously, Kerner worked as a management consultant at Deloitte & Touche. Kerner earned an MBA from the Duke University and a BA from Northwestern University.